Three guilty of animal cruelty in case of 125 Dartmouth cats

Published on June 20, 2014

Lynx is one of 127 cats seized from a Dartmouth home last month. He will soon be available for adoption at the Kings County SPCA

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Three people have plead guilty to animal cruelty this week and each will be banned from owning animals for a decade after 125 cats were seized from a Dartmouth property.

According to a media release from the Nova Scotia SPCA,  the three were charged April 3 with one count of Animal Cruelty under the Animal Protection Act; confining an animal to an enclosure or area with inadequate space, unsanitary conditions, inadequate ventilation or without providing an opportunity for exercise so as to significantly impair the animal’s health or well-being.

SPCA cruelty investigators removed the cats in March and took them to the provincial SPCA shelter, as well as the shelters in Kings, Colchester and Pictou counties.

Read more about the cats kept at the Kings County shelter here.

The SPCA estimates the cost of taking in the cats was more than $15,000 just in the first weeks of their car. Some cats are still being cared for by the society.